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Old 01-11-2011, 04:43 AM   #121
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:24 PM   #122
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Welcome, Heidi. I like your signature line.

I use lemon juice occasionally and olives. In the summer, I eat a few berries and have cucumbers. I don't know if I will always keep to these minimal-sugar fruits, but I do find that keeping to Dr. Richard Bernstein's recommendations makes for a very stable, calm WOE. Limes are also allowed, but I haven't used them recently. Barry Groves has a nice chart of fruits, and the portions which give 10g of carbohydrates, if that should be of use. The fruit we get at the stores has been bred to have very high sugar content. If I grew my own fruit, I might test it, and see if it would do. For now, I am staying with Dr. Bernstein's list.

I also keep to fewer than 20g of CHO per day.

It's nice to have you post here. All the best to you.
Thanks for posting the fruit list--I like it and it will help me a bit. Not eating fruits has been a very hard part of this lifestyle--I do eat a peach and some strawberries once in a while and this past summer I had portions of watermelon as I heard these three were some of the most 'efficient'-carb wise.
While I like the fruit chart on Barry Groves page I am not really excited about some of the other foods on the lists.
In particular I notice that sugar free jelly is OK but other foods using Splenda are not. However, if it works then it is OK with me.
His page might just pertain to those with Diabetes and, if so, then I can understand. I have found a number of substitutes that seem to work for me and some/many contain splenda, including diet fruit juices--the Ocean Spray Blueberry is one.
It is nice to hear success stories and I enjoy reading over what has been successful and not so for others.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:06 AM   #123
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Hello, Rebelair. I'm glad you've found what works well for you.

I think most of the maintainers here would agree with what you've found, that we each have to work out what works best for us, regardless of what someone else eats or is written in a book.

It's nice to read of another maintainer going his or her own way so successfully.

All the best to you.
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:18 PM   #124
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Dreamfields Pasta Nutrition Label

Hi.
I enjoy the Dreamfields pasta--wish they had a couple of more varieties, but ...

I am interested in the nutrition label and why I am supposed to believe it is different than the labels on other foods.
Specifically, the Elbow carton shows Total Carbs at 41 Grams, with Dietary Fiber at 5 Grams-which normally leaves the carbs I count at 36, which is about how many carbs I eat in total for a day.

My Planters Cocktail Peanuts show 5 Grams total Carbs, subtract the 2 Grams of Dietary Fiber for a net of 3 Grams per serving.

I found a site that shows their Macaroni at Total Carbohydrate 42.6grams with Dietary Fiber at 1.4g leaving me at about 41 grams--higher than Dreamfields by only about 10%...and at significantly less cost.

I just need to know if I should continue to count the 36 as the carbs that matter with Dreamfields?

Has anyone tried the Miracle Noodles(eShop For The Miracle Shirataki Noodle They are very pricey but, if they do the job taste-wise, the difference in carbs(1 gram and it is fiber) may just be worth it--providing the taste is close...

I have also tried the keto spaghetti at 7 Grams total and a net of 2 grams, but the taste isn't there for me.

The pasta, the potatoes, popcorn and the fresh fruit are the things I would like to get into but know I cannot and cause me to reach out for substitutes.
I am usually very gullable and I need to be sure I am not missing something with the Dreamfields.

Any info would be appreciated.


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Old 01-13-2011, 04:28 AM   #125
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Hi, Joe. I don't eat any of those foods, so can't be of any help with those choices.

Some folks like to use spaghetti squash for pasta. More nutrients and fewer counting dilemmas.

Perhaps you could ask also questions about foods in the Main Lobby, or another section of the forum. Someone in this sub-forum might be along to post here, and can help, but there aren't many in this part of LCF. There are, most likely, current threads on LC pasta, so you might find the information you wish using the search function.

All the best to you.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:04 AM   #126
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Sorry Joe, no pasta substitutes available in the UK, but I don't miss pasta any longer. I serve pasta sauces over cabbage and love it that way. In fact that will be my dinner this evening.

I do occasionally eat the shiritake noodles and find them very acceptable. Not like pasta really though, the texture is very different. Also, they go 'through' very fast, if you get my drift, which I don't mind but not everyone can handle.

I agree with Em, try posting your queries on the Main Board, many, many more people will see it there and I am sure you will get useful answers.

Try focusing on all the great foods that you can eat and it becomes easier to forget about the 'forbidden' foods. Good luck on your journey.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:06 AM   #127
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I found recently that I had slipped into eating supper at a later time, and noticed I felt worse and had gained a couple of pounds.

After reading some things on autophagy and that nifty dynamic between blood sugar and insulin, I figured out some of why my usual practice of having an early supper always helps my sleep, my weight, and feeling better in the mornings.

I have gone back to having supper at five or a bit earlier, and then not eating again until breakfast.

I know Leo41 does JUDDD, which is a longer period of this recovery time.

Anyone else here in the over-55 Maintainers doing something similar?
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:33 AM   #128
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I've been eating at 8:30am, 1pm and 5pm. Since I am never hungry, I decided to arbitrarily assign eating times.

I'm diabetic and it helps my morning blood sugar readings.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #129
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Ron, thanks for your post. I appreciate it. Hope you are doing very well.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:28 AM   #130
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I often eat only once a day.

I am never a breakfast person.

I have never really given it much thought I must admit. I come from a family of late eaters, certainly never before 6.30 usually around about 8pm. Doesn't seem to bother me, but I have always been a good sleeper. And I always feel good! (How smug do I sound?)
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Cindy, I don't think it sounds smug. It sounds to me as though your meal timing you well. I really enjoy reading how different all our plans are, and that they are successful for each of us.

Thanks very much for your post.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:37 PM   #132
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Hi, Cindy. Ooops, that was to have said, "suits you well". Sorry about that.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:56 PM   #134
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:07 AM   #135
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I came across some photos taken in 2000, just before I started Low Carbing. (Well I did it back in the 70s too, but was pretty small then.)

Anyone interested can see them in my Albums, if you click on the Kissa link above the photo in the avatar photo, it takes you to the profile page, and you can see the album there.
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Old 01-23-2011, 03:13 AM   #136
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Gooooooooooal!

I hit goal! BMI=24. Now I'm officially an over 55 maintainer. Thanks for the tips that got me here and got me through the holidays without going off track.

I haven't been at a healthy weight in 30 years. On previous diet plans I would dream of the day I could start eating forbidden foods again but with my current LC way of eating I celebrated reaching goal with a dinner of sauteed pork loin with mushrooms, green beans, a big salad of greens, and a glass of pinot noir. I don't want to eat any other way than this.

Thank you low carb friends.
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Primada, congratulations. I agree, LC is a grand way to live.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:47 AM   #138
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Primada how wonderful, well done you.

I am going out for a lunch at a nearby restaurant, safe in the knowledge that the menu will have plenty of LC options, and that I can politely ask for any alterations and they will almost certainly be happy to oblige. It is a wonderful way to eat.
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Auntie Em, I'm going to goggle autophagy. It sounds interesting. I can tell you that I also feel & sleep much better with an early & light dinner. I tend to have a large breakfast, a bit less at lunch & then a lite & early dinner (usually 4 to 5 hrs. before bed) & I never get hungry before bedtime. This is very different from how I ate before dieting commenced this last time.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:27 AM   #140
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I hit goal! BMI=24. Now I'm officially an over 55 maintainer. Thanks for the tips that got me here and got me through the holidays without going off track.

I haven't been at a healthy weight in 30 years. On previous diet plans I would dream of the day I could start eating forbidden foods again but with my current LC way of eating I celebrated reaching goal with a dinner of sauteed pork loin with mushrooms, green beans, a big salad of greens, and a glass of pinot noir. I don't want to eat any other way than this.

Thank you low carb friends.
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Anyone here in the Maintenance Forum in the 55+ part of life?

I'd be interested in some threads on maintenance skills and notes, food plans, movement/exercise, and enjoying life, if others are, too.
Hope you all have a lovely evening.
I just turned 55 last month and have been maintaining since December 2002. I currently run 3-4 days a week at least 3 miles each day....gradually building up miles after a several month layoff due to stress that was OFF THE CHARTS!

I eat about 50 grams of carbs a day, nothing refined or processed.

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Betty, thanks for your post. Congratulations on your long-term maintenance. I like your avatar photo.
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Primada, I'm not in this age category but congratulations on reaching your goal, and being at a weight you haven't seen in three decades--that's so wonderful for you.
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Having posted earlier that I'm never hungry, but eat at scheduled times I decided to change a few days ago to only lunch and dinner. About 9-11 ounces of meat each meal.

I'm happy with my weight, but I have a little fat around my waist that I'd like to get rid of. I'm 36" at the waist and would like to be 34".

I still am not particularly hungry at meal times, even though I go from 5pm to noon the next day.

I have been in ketosis for about 9 months and I'm getting the same euphoric feelings now as I did when I first started. Also an abundance of energy.

I don't know how this will come out, but it doesn't seem right to eat when one is not hungry.

PS. I have a rookie quesion. I weigh the ground beef before cooking and it weighs 11 oz and after cooking even with all the fat poured on top, it weighs 9.5 oz. I've been counting the meal as 9.5 oz for my fittday. Is this correct
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CalRon, I'm glad you are doing so well. I use cooked weight, too. I figure raw includes moisture which evaporates while cooking.

All the best to you.
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Hi all. My name is Gerard and I am 61 Years old. I have been maintaining for over 12 years and I am married to lovemontana.
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #148
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Hi, Gerard. Congratulations on your long maintenance.
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